Covid-19: Case numbers breach 2,000, highest since March 5


PUTRAJAYA: The number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has continued its ascending trend, with 2,148 new cases recorded on Thursday (April 15).

The last time the country's daily figures were above 2,000 was on March 5 - when there were 2,154 cases that day.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said in a Twitter post that Sarawak has the highest number out of all states with 512 new cases, followed by Selangor with 459 infections.

Cumulatively, the country has 367,977 confirmed Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.

The Health Ministry has also reported 10 more Covid-19 deaths, pushing Malaysia’s death toll up to 1,363.

Another 1,259 patients have been discharged from treatment, which means 349,039 people in the country have recovered from Covid-19.

Active cases have now gone up to 17,525.

There are currently 212 patients under intensive care, with 82 requiring ventilator support.

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